The University of Wisconsin-Stout hosts extracurricular units to address basic and applied research; technical assistance; and knowledge and technology transfer. These units are commonly referred to as centers or institutes. They vary broadly in purpose and characteristics, from nascent program-based initiatives to highly integrated cross-disciplinary centers.
A UW-Stout center or institute is a financially sustainable unit comprised of two or more faculty or staff with expert capability and reliable capacity, focused on driving leading edge applied research and providing proven measurable technical assistance in their area of excellence. Financial sustainability is measured by the amount, source(s) and duration of extracurricular funding, including grant(s), contracts, donations or endowments. Areas of excellence are measured in the strategic mission, definition, depth, reputation and rigor of their expertise and their ability to contribute their expertise in collaborative cross-disciplinary activities.
To learn more about an individual center listed below, please visit the center's website or contact the center's director.